Category Archives: Diss/ability

Story from the Chronic Pain Chronicles (Vol. 2)

I haven’t taken any painkillers since the morning of May 9th. For someone who takes two Tylenol Arthritis* three times a day THIS IS HUGE. I’m sure my liver is jumping for joy at this moment in time. The last … Continue reading

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Story from the Chronic Pain Chronicles

Increasingly, there are stories in the media about the opioid epidemic happening in Canada, and particularly in the Prairies. People are taking opioids–fentanyl in particular–recreationally, and consequently, many are overdosing with a significant percentage of them dying as a result. … Continue reading

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Storify Post: I’m Really Done with Oppression in the Academy

Man oh man am I tired. Not apparently tired enough to write not one, but TWO rants on twitter in less than twenty-four hours on oppression in academia. But too tired to re-figure out how to embed Storify posts in WordPress … Continue reading

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Conferencing While Dis/abled

I was at a conference recently that claimed it was mindful of accessibility when it seems–at least to me–as though it was more of an afterthought. Now, I understand that planning events is very difficult: I have volunteered at conferences many … Continue reading

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Storify Post: Thoughts on the Government of Canada Accessibility Legislation Questionnaire

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Disability and Tenureship

I’ve been thinking about this for awhile now, and perhaps it is time to put it out into the world. What happens with those of us in grad school–the #PhDisabled community–want to pursue a tenure-track position? Ostensibly, we are expected to … Continue reading

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The Line

Where exactly is the line between being an egomaniacal asshat and having humility when it comes to your accomplishments (in academia or otherwise)? How many folks in academia downplay what they’ve done while others think They Are Brilliant And Everyone … Continue reading

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